Working with Us

We offer Canadian, North American and international business experience, and word-class service. Our dynamic port includes an efficient, effective and integrated supply chain that connects you to one of the largest free trade zones in the world. We create opportunities for the strategic movement of goods.

As trade through the port increases, our goal is to develop the most reliable and consistent supply chain in North America. We are investing heavily across our business sectors to deliver value to our customers, bringing goods closer to market, and you closer to customers. Learn more about our competitive advantage.

Asia market presence

While we’re already geographically close to Asia, we are now even more closely connected to Asian markets with our new Asia headquarters in Shanghai, China, which is supported by a network of trade representatives in Asia’s largest trading economies. Learn more about our Asia market presence.

Moving cargo

Require help exporting your goods? Looking for assistance with shipping your product from another country to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada? We can connect you with freight forwarders, Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service, the Canadian Border Services Agency and more. Learn more about moving cargo.

Planning and development

We conduct a variety of strategic studies and planning activities to develop port lands and manage the long-term growth of the port in a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable manner. Learn more about planning and development.


Under the Canada Marine Act, Port Metro Vancouver is responsible for the administration, management and control of land and water within its jurisdiction. To effectively manage these responsibilities, Port Metro Vancouver administers several permitting processes to ensure all developments and activities meet applicable standards and minimize environmental and community impacts. Learn more about permitting.


Port Metro Vancouver lands are federal property managed by port authority and located in Burrard Inlet, Roberts Bank and parts of the Fraser River. These lands are available for many different purposes – from major marine terminals to public recreation . Learn more about leasing.

Port fees

We have fees in place for various programs related to port use. Learn more about port fees.

RFPs, tenders and business directories

We periodically advertise request for proposals (RFPs), request for qualifications (RFQs), request for expression of interest (RFEIs) and tenders on our website and on BC Bid. Port Metro Vancouver also has a Business Directory and Aboriginal Business Directories aiming to more fully develop its list of suppliers to foster more proactive communications with the business community. Learn more about RFPs and Tenders, our Business Directory and our Aboriginal Business Directory.